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Ingrown Toenails: The Tiny Dagger in Your Piggy

By Dr. Kim L. Dao As summer comes to a close, and we transition from sandals to closed-toe shoes, it’s good habit to remember that foot health is still important whether your feet are visible or not. Ingrown toenails are a common podiatric problem, most typically affecting the big toes. Ingrown toenails occur when the edges of the nails protrude and grow into the surrounding skin, resulting in irritation, redness, and in some instances, infection. Infections can sometimes be cleared up temporarily by aggressively clipping the offending side, sometimes in conjunction with a topical or oral antibiotic. However, as the nail edge grows back, there is a likely chance of recurrence of the condition. At the early stage of irritation, ...

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Welcome to the Foot Notes Blog for Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic!

After a decade of private podiatry practice in Austin, TX, Dr. Whitesides opened the doors of Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic in February 2014. Since that time, we have been privileged to serve thousand of patients in the clinic and work closely with our colleagues in the Southwest Medical Village. We are thrilled to launch our new Web site! We hope that you can use it to get to know more about us and the services we offer. Our mission is to provide compassionate and comprehensive care for a wide variety of foot and ankle problems. We are dedicated to providing a friendly, comfortable environment with caring staff for our patients. We enjoy serving patients of all ages — ...

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